Monrovia, Maryland

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Monrovia, Maryland
Census-designated place
Monrovia is located in Maryland
Monrovia is located in the US
Location in Maryland
Coordinates: 39°21′37″N 77°16′9″W / 39.36028°N 77.26917°W / 39.36028; -77.26917Coordinates: 39°21′37″N 77°16′9″W / 39.36028°N 77.26917°W / 39.36028; -77.26917
Country  United States of America
State  Maryland
County Frederick
 • Total 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land 2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 520 ft (160 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 416
 • Density 186/sq mi (71.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 21770
Area code(s) 301 and 240
FIPS code 24-53100
GNIS feature ID 2583659[1]

Monrovia is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Frederick County, in the U.S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 416.[2] The ZIP code for the area is 21770.


The original unincorporated community of Monrovia is located along Maryland Route 75 in southeastern Frederick County, 1 mile (1.6 km) south of New Market. The Monrovia CDP extends south of the original Monrovia as far as Maryland Route 80 and west to include nearly all of Ed McClain Road. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Monrovia CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), all of it land.[2]


Monrovia is part of the Frederick County public school system. Children from the area attend Green Valley or Kemptown Elementary School, Windsor Knolls Middle School, and Urbana High School or Linganore High School, due to redistricting in the fall of 2010.


The two major roads in the area are Maryland Route 75 and Maryland Route 80. MD 80 leads west 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to Urbana and southeast 7 miles (11 km) to Damascus (via MD 27), while MD 75 leads north to New Market and south 5 miles (8 km) to Hyattstown.

Historical landmarks[edit]

The 75-80 dragway was established in 1964. The track closed in 2005, with no plans to resume races. The closing prompted a significant public response, and renovations to the dragway began in 2007. The track reopened on April 3, 2009. The track closed for the final time on September 28, 2013, and is planned to be replaced by a housing development.[3]


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